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Fall 2021

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CRJ209 - Juvenile Justice

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the interactions of various agencies (e.g. the police, courts, corrections, and other youth agencies and programs) within the juvenile justice system. Topics include the role of police, courts, corrections and community programs in delinquency prevention, control and treatment. Focuses on juvenile violent behavior and constitutional rights. Spring only. Prerequisite: CRJ101 or HUS101 or SOC101.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe the history of the juvenile justice system.
2. Describe the steps in the juvenile justice process.
3. Explain the roles that the components of the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections) play in the juvenile justice process.
4. Differentiate between juvenile and adult crime.
5. Describe various criminological theories used to explain why juveniles commit crime.
6. Analyze the methods used to prevent delinquency.
7. Compare and contrast police procedures for adults and juveniles.
8. Describe the evolution of juvenile constitutional procedural protections.
9. Compare the constitutional rights of juveniles and adults.
10. Differentiate between the adult and juvenile court proceedings.
11. Compare and contrast adult and juvenile sentencing options.
12. Differentiate between adult and juvenile correctional institutions.
13. Describe the ethical requirements for working in the juvenile justice system.
14. Describe the various social issues related to the juvenile justice system.
15. Compare and contrast the juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system.
16. Critique the juvenile justice system.
17. Communicate effectively in a professional setting.

Effective Term: Fall 2019